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Grants and Fellowships

The Baumanis Grant for Creative Projects in Baltic Studies

Application deadline: 1 May 2016
Amount: Up to $5,000
The Baumanis Grant is an award made to honor Velta Marija Baumanis of Mount Brydges, Ontario, who left a generous bequest to AABS at the end of her career as an architect. An award of up to $5,000 is available for any creative project (e.g., book, film, exhibit, etc.) that promotes Baltic studies. Preference will be given to topics with a pan-Baltic or comparative aspect. Read more

The Aina Birnitis Dissertation-Completion Fellowship in the Humanities for Latvia

Application deadline: 20 December 2016
Amount: $20,000 plus $1,000 for university fees
The Aina Birnitis Fellowship supports a year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in the humanities in the last year of Ph.D. dissertation writing.  The program encourages timely completion of the Ph.D.  Applicants should be prepared to complete their dissertation within the period of their fellowship tenure and no later than fifteen months following the initial disbursement of funds unless an extension has been granted by the AABS.  The fellowship is supported by a bequest of Aina Birnitis, a librarian by profession living in Carlton, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.  Award notification will be made in March 2017. Read more

Mudīte I. Zīlīte Saltups Postgraduate and Post-Doctoral Fellowships

Application Deadline: 20 December 2016
Amount: Up to $7,000
Saltups fellowships fund Short-Term Study or Research Grants (up to eight weeks of study) in the Humanities and Social Sciences in the United States — with a maximum stipend of $7,000. Applicants must be citizens of the Republic of Latvia, speak Latvian, have their permanent residence in Latvia, and come to the United States to study. Award notification will be made in March 2017.  Read more

Jānis Grundmanis Postgraduate Fellowship for Study in the U. S.

Application Deadline: 20 December 2016
Amount: $15,000
The Grundmanis Postgraduate Fellowship is an annual fellowship of $15,000 for graduate study in the United States. Applicants must be citizens of the Republic of Latvia, speak Latvian, and have their permanent residence in Latvia. Preference will be given to applicants studying in the field of humanities or social sciences. Award notification will be made in March 2017.  Read more

Dissertation Grants for Graduate Students

Application Deadline: 20 December 2016
Amount: Up to $2,000
ABBS invites applications for grants to support doctoral dissertation research and write-up in any field of Baltic Studies. Funds may be used for travel to research site, equipment, duplication or other needs as specified. Proposals will be evaluated according to the scholarly potential of the applicant, and the quality and scholarly importance of the proposed work, especially to the development of Baltic Studies.  Award notification will be made in March 2017.  Read more

Research Grants for Emerging Scholars

Application Deadline: 20 December 2016
Amount: Up to $4,000
AABS invites applications in any field of Baltic Studies. Proposals will be evaluated according to the scholarly potential of the applicant, and the quality and scholarly importance of the proposed work, especially to the development of Baltic Studies. Funds may be used for travel, duplication, materials, equipment, or other needs as specified. Award notification will be made in March 2017. Read more